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Murky Waters

Murky Waters

Art exhibition

Beneath • the • murky • water • face
Within • dim • forest • deep
Here • lies • a • world • free • of • your • gaze
We • roam • while • most • folk • sleep


Nathalie Golde Sørensen and Fríða Karlsdóttir finished their BA degrees in arts and design from Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and are now coming together again to work on an exhibition. Coming from different countries, Iceland and Denmark, they meet in their old norse culture, sharing myths and folktales. Nathalie and Fríða look at the many forms of otherness within these tales, unravel them only to weave them together fresh again.

The exhibition will take place at Sigurhæðir and we will host an Opening on Friday evening.


// Schedule //

Exhibition Opening Friday 19.00 to 22.00

Saturday: 12.00 to 20.00

Sunday: 12:00 to 20.00


// About the artists //

Both artists work with storytelling, myths and folklore as a starting point in both their respective and collective artistic practices.

Fríða Karlsdóttir is a fine artist based in Akureyri and her BA thesis The Wart on the Witch’s Nose deals with female storytellers and female figures (witches) in folktales and their historic representation in our culture. Fríða’s works often explore what femininity is and what it means to be a woman in both traditional and modern sense through the art of storytelling. She experiments with the concept of the “male gaze” and lures in the audience with familiarity and comfort only to flip the script, and present a blunt version of femininity that is sometimes appalling, sometimes vulgar opposing the ideal.

Nathalie Golde Sørensen is a visual artist based in Amsterdam. Themes in her work are often inspired by storytelling, folklore and fables. More specifically, how culture is preserved unconsciously in the language. Her work aspires to comment on the contemporary while being reminded of the preceding and deals with topics touching on feminism and the notion of queerness.


This project is sponsored by Menningarsjóður Akureyrar

July 30 - August 1
Sigurhæðir, Akureyri
Free entrance